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Constant endurance runs.
No, probably not, but I'd still love to see more of them. Two-ish is not enough!
Either way, I'll probably pony up for this just in order to reimburse GB and the other WM sites that have offered me hundreds (if not thousands) of hours of entertainment.
Because the Japanese aren't really interested in making realistic characters, for the most part. Persona, for example, is anime. It's not white, it's not japanese. When a japanese person sees an anime character, they don't think 'that's a white person' because the reason the features are the way they are are for expressiveness in the animation, not physical features.
And it's not as if Japanese culture is devoid of Japanese characters. Take Yakuza, for example. They make pretty realistic 3D models of Japanese characters, many of them based off of real people. It's just that there's a much bigger premium on artistic stylization in Japan than there is in the west, where realism has been the artistic (or lack thereof, but that's not really relevant here) push for the past decade or so.
Hey, so these guys made an interesting game, right? And it makes people feel something and some people think and some people really just appreciate the beauty. Like a movie, or a painting, or something ... y'know, artistic. And then because they want to get paid, they try to sell it. 15 dollars seems pretty good considering how much time and money goes into games. Hell, that's less than you pay for a 3D ticket these days, and that only lasts 90 minutes and you don't get to keep it. Sooooo ... longer than a movie, but costs less? For an interesting experience, that sounds pretty good to me.
Oh? You mean you insist on buying games that are X fun per hour or Y hours per dollar or no buy? Maybe you never heard of Super Mario Brothers, which was $50 and could be beaten in about an hour. Or Portal, which initially sold for $20 and lasts about 3. Are those not enough hours per dollar for you? What exactly do you want out of your games?
That kind of computer would probably run a lot more than you think, especially if you're willing to turn down your settings. The real kicker is what your graphics card is. But a gaming PC isn't expensive, and the low price of games generally well makes up for the initial investment.